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Address: Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 40553669
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We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great...

We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great Australian night out! You get the opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in the tropics at Cairns' one and only Night Zoo.Our guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to our famous Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner of steak, sausages and seafood with fresh garden salads followed by a dessert. Relax with a drink from our licensed bar.After dinner, our guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.Follow our guides as they lead you safely through the crocodiles' lair. See the croc eyes glow in your torchlight.In the Aussie bush, there's always a chance you will cross paths with a "Swaggie" (an original Australian bushman). Join our hospitable Swaggie and enjoy billy tea and damper with him by the campfire. His friends, the kangaroos, will come down to say G'day and maybe even share a bite to eat!After complimentary cold beer or wine, join in the fun as our guides teach you some famous Aussie Bush Dances. Dance and sing along - it's more fun than you can imagine!

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Fabulous Night

Welcomed and met by Swaggie and drinks from the bar then to barbecue, steak, chicken, sausages, salads and followed by deserts. Then the animal experience begins just fabulous but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackie M
Redhill, United Kingdom

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcomed and met by Swaggie and drinks from the bar then to barbecue, steak, chicken, sausages, salads and followed by deserts. Then the animal experience begins just fabulous but I'm not going to spoil it for you. Then there's the music, you join in with instruments - I played the thongs - and followed by Aussie bush dances. Just so... More 

Thank Jackie M
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had such an amazing night at the Night zoo! Loads of drinks, great food and awesome entertainment. The tour was great and the guides were hilarious. I'm so upset that it's shutting down in April. If you're in Australia, get to this zoo soon before it's gone!

2 Thank Connor L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely night. Everything that a tourist who want to know something about Australians culture and fauna, this is the right place. Incredibly nice staff working there and outstanding experience. Totally recommended

Thank javier antonio a
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great night, friendly staff who made you feel very welcome. Plenty of food, drink & laughs. The highlight was getting to hold a very large snake

Thank Linda M
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

what a great night we had ! The staff is nice and friendly, the food was good and the walk in the dark was great, with us meeting the animals. Great evening to do with kids and nice shop at the end !

Thank David M
Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great experience and very interactive. The food was true blue and the staff were wonderful. The bush dancing after the night time tour was unique..lol

Thank Liz W
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A good night out for people of almost any age. 7pm -10pm. The night includes a BBQ meal, a walk through the zoo which includes animal encounters, and a spot of bush dancing to wind up the night.

1 Thank John P
Mansfield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

good food at the buffet, great entertainment at dinner from the gentleman with the guitar, then the tour was great, at the end there was billy tea with the kangaroos. I would recommend this so much.

Thank Jb B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the Cairns Night Zoo. We visited on a quiet, rainy night in July. The BBQ dinner was a bit average, but we really enjoyed the musician who played guitar and sang while we ate. After dinner we began our tour of the zoo by torchlight. This was fantastic, given the rainy evening not may people were on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Zoo after hours. How fabulous . Loved the wombat who came out to greet us. Totally different from visiting a Zoo in the daylight. Plus Billy Tea and Damper and some fab Australian entertainment. Loved it

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